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Derryveagh Mountains and Lough Foyle, Ireland

54.9N 7.3W

March 3rd, 2010 Category: Lakes, Mountains, Rivers

Ireland - February 21st, 2010

Ireland - February 21st, 2010

The Derryveagh Mountains, visible towards the center left in this orthorectified image, are the major mountain range in County Donegal, Ireland. They make up much of the landmass of Donegal, and are the area of Ireland with the lowest population density. They separate the coastal parts of Donegal such as Gweedore and Glenties from the inland centres such as Ballybofey and Letterkenny.

To the right, the River Foyle can be seen near the border between Ireland (west) and Northern Ireland, UK (east) as it flows past the city of Londonderry (Derry) and into Lough Foyle. Lough Foyle is the name given to the estuary of the River Foyle in Ulster. It starts where the Foyle leaves Londonderry. It separates the Inishowen Peninsula in County Donegal from Northern Ireland.

Condensation Trails and Phytoplankton off Irish Coast

53.7N 9.5W

May 25th, 2009 Category: Clouds

Ireland - May 12th, 2009

Ireland - May 12th, 2009

Thick condensation trails from airplanes streak over the ocean west of Ireland. Below, partially obscured by the trails, is part of a phytoplankton bloom.

Some western areas of the traditional province of Connacht can be seen to the right. In the full image, the western coast of the province of Ulster is visible as well.

One interesting feature along the Connacht coast is Clew Bay (right of center). According to tradition, there are 365 islands in the bay: one for every day of the year.

Clew Bay is overlooked by Croagh Patrick, Ireland’s holy mountain, and the mountains of North Mayo.

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